A Lego-Style take on Modern Mobile Phone Technology

A Lego-Style take on Modern Mobile Phone Technology

Phonebloks by Dave Hakkens

Phonebloks is a concept for a mobile phone made of swappable components that fit together like blocks of Lego.

“It is basically made to be upgraded and repaired,” explains Hakkens, who was speaking at the Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show during Dutch Design Week last week, before his collaboration with Motorola was revealed.

“Usually we throw [a mobile phone] away after a couple of years, but this one is made to last.”

He continues: “You throw away a lot of good components [when you throw away a phone], because usually it’s only one item that is broken. With this phone you can only throw away components that are actually broken, or need repairing or upgrading.”

“If it’s getting slow you only upgrade the speed component, if you need a better camera you only upgrade the camera component. In this way you can keep the good stuff and the bad stuff you upgrade.”

Jony Ive and Marc Newson design (PRODUCT)RED next-generation Mac Pro for Sotheby’s auction

Two of my favourite designers getting together again to look at the design of a consumer product. Whats not to like? Excellent stuff.

Say this carefully…motofocker cargo-scooter blends delivery truck & two-wheeler

Say this carefully…motofocker cargo-scooter blends delivery truck & two-wheeler

No doubt a nightmare to drive BUT an interesting take on a practical, and iconic, mode of transport.

I present to you the Motofocker Cargo Scooter!

Love Cars? Some of the Best Photos of Iconic Cars ever.

Love Cars? Some of the Best Photos of Iconic Cars ever.

I enjoy photos of cars – especially iconic cars in stunning locations. The skill of the photographer is paramount. Was it planned? Complete luck? Or was it simply the ability to make post editing changes that tweak the final image?  As the writer of the blog says; “Love it or loathe it, the use of Photoshop or similar software in modern day pictures is now an integral part of our lives”.

Personally, I’m not averse to a bit of technology ‘tweaking’ to provide that extra bit of drama and flair. That said I also like the ‘old school’ approach with filters, lights and other subtle props. 

Whatever your own opinion, art is always going to be subjective and down to personal taste. Hope you enjoy this link. I did.

Cool Jewellery for him…

I really like this clever yet simple piece of design engineering. It looks like it would provide a great ‘fiddle factor’ as well as look pretty cool (in my opinion).

Finest Somerset Rhubarb Fool….made with Rhubarb from Somerset no doubt….

Image…Or not?

Well, to be honest I am not too sure. This one seems to have Polish Rhubarb in it and to all intensive purposes is manufactured (packaged?) in Manchester according to the information on the package. Rather delicious though 🙂

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Confused about the origin of the contents? Me too.

‘Hanker’ Part 2. Youngtimers (warning – Car Content)

Well, here is a collection of absolutely wonderful machinery from the 1970’s and 1980’s that I really hanker after.

Saloons, Wagons, coupes….all collected together and driven on track, on roads and just cruising. The Mercedes with the surf board on top particularly appeals…I have an old W124 estate – I think it might succumb to that look!